About Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) is an independent school offering a rigorous college preparatory program that delivers an unparalleled academic experience.

Job Description

Teach four sections total of Chemistry (10th grade) and Physics (9th grade) to high school students through collaboration with a team that is a leader in science education. Develop lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives and SCH science curriculum maps. Promote student interest in science opportunities and careers.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaches Upper School Chemistry and Physics.
● Serves as an advisor to a grade-level group of Upper School students and performs expected functions in that role as outlined by the Head of Upper School and Dean of Students.
● Collaborates with co-teachers who are teaching the same course to develop daily lesson plans, curricular materials, and assessments.
● Prepares course objectives and outlines the course of study following curriculum guidelines and any school requirements as mentioned in the mission statement.
● Demonstrates, models, and designs learning experiences that foster 21st century STEM learning skills in students.
● Demonstrates, models, and designs learning experiences that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
● Integrates technology as an essential and regular component of student learning experiences.
● Prepares, administers, corrects, and records assessment results in a regular and timely manner.
● Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of students.
● Provides students with a variety of formats by which they can demonstrate skill mastery.
● Provides timely and regular feedback on students’ progress toward skill mastery.
● Teaches rules of conduct and creates a warm and welcoming learning environment.
● Maintains order and enforces school policies in the classroom and throughout common areas of the campus.
● Counsels students when advising and academic problems arise.
● Discusses students’ academic progress with the students’ advisor and parents as needed.
● Keeps daily attendance and records of students’ progress.
● May coordinate fi eld trips.and/or chaperone fi eld trips as part of the science or Upper School program.
● Collaborates within the Science Department and with all departments and offi ces as required or requested.
● Attends work and arrives/departs work at the appropriate times as determined by the immediate supervisor.
● Assumes other reasonable and equitable job-related duties assigned by the immediate supervisor, some of which occur on weekends and evenings, including Science Department initiatives like participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival, science competitions, etc.
● Attends professional development programs each year.
● Performs additional duties as assigned by the Department Chair and/or the Division Head


● Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
● Ability to develop and implement curriculum, assessments, and utilize teaching methodologies/best practices.
● Strong background in chemistry and Physics with advanced degree preferred.
● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
● Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment for chemistry and physics education.
● Knowledge of 21st-century learning skills and practices, current science standards and inquiry-based pedagogy.
● Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
● Ability to provide a supportive, caring, and positive environment for students and to maintain classroom discipline.
● Knowledge of child development theory and practice.
● Strong knowledge of personal computer skills with experience in the use of web-based applications, including course management systems (ex. Google Classroom), and the Google suite of applications.
● Comfortable with a team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate fl exibility on the job.
● Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
● Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a
● continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
● Demonstrated deep understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
● At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or physics.
● At least two years of experience teaching chemistry and/or physics

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
● Work in an environment dealing with a wide variety of deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
● Able to move around a classroom and other school environments.
● Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
● Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment.
Application Procedures
Interested candidates, please email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references to careers@sch.org.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Education Level

4- Year Degree